Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.
Jack’s Cosmic Dogs borrows a page or two from the playbook of the roadside hot dog stands of the past. With its fresh-cut fries, root beer floats, and vintage, long-neck bottled sodas, the restaurant whisks visitors back in time amid funky décor and an eclectic collection of props. The Jack’s experience has also caught the eye of Food Network star Alton Brown, who spotlighted Jack’s all-American eats on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
Side creeks, marshes, and tidal rivers wind through Charleston's coastal terrain, the same waterways where Sea Kayak Carolina launches its vessels. Atop watercraft from trusted manufactures such as P&H, the company’s guides take kayakers on expeditions in search of dolphins, turtles, and manmade sights such as Morris Island Lighthouse. The team schedules these tours daily, also planning custom trips into local areas such as barrier islands and uncharted fishbowls.
Additionally, a team of instructors can help paddlers fine tune the skills needed to unlock these aquatic adventures. Whether in the ocean or the controlled confines of a pool, the instructors teach safety and technical skills such as boat control, proper strokes, and how to roll a kayak without needing a dolphin to help push.
At Yoga for Athletes, Shayna Levy leads groups that alternate between the passive style of yin yoga, which includes poses held for two to five minutes, and the more active style of Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on movement and transitions. Her classes often start with yin yoga and then switch over to Vinyasa, building clients' flexibility and gracefulness. As well as building physical strength, classes work to instill a sense of mental calm and increase awareness of one's surroundings.
Captain Jason Jenkins knows some of the best fishing spots in Charleston—not only has he sailed the waters his entire life, but his dad was a marine biologist, giving him scientific insight into the local species. His trips, which are all-inclusive, troll the area channels for some of his favorite catches, which include species such as sharks, huge red, tarpon, black sea bass, and spadefish. He also leads special low-tide charters that hunt for shells, teeth, and fossils, as well as dolphin-watching tours and tours of Charleston Harbor. A US Coast Guard–certified charter captain, Captain Jason is also trained in first aid and CPR and is a certified first responder.
Captain Kevin Blair quarterbacks year-round fishing charters throughout Charleston?s surrounding areas, including Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant, and Isle of Palms. Upon the region?s calm inshore waters, Captain Blair aids fellow anglers in tracking down seasonal species, such as redfish, flounder, trout, and even shark. A specially designed flats boat enables groups to venture into a variety of different habitats, from tranquil cruises through backwater bays to high-speed chases into deeper waters.